Final Jeopardy: Historic Objects
The Final Jeopardy question (11/12/2013) in the category “Historic Objects” was:
In 1802, 3 years after it was discovered, it was moved to London under the terms of the surrender of Alexandria.
The second match of the Teacher’s Tournament quarter-finals features these 3 teachers: Kati Sorenson, from Omaha, NE; Mary Beth Hammerstrom, from Anchorage, AK; and Patrick Dillon, from Huntington, NY.
Patrick found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Number, Please.” He was in the lead with $5,600, $2,800 ahead of Kati in second place. He bet $1,400, and he was RIGHT.
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Patrick finished in the lead with $8,000. Kati was second with $2,800 and Mary Beth was last with $2,600.
Mary Beth found the first Daily Double in “Your Mythic ABCs.” She was in second place with $3,800, $5,000 behind Patrick’s lead. She bet $1,000. Not too sure what she said but it sounded like the Kraken. Whatever it was, it was WRONG.
This Greek sea monster is the personification of whirlpools. show
Mary Beth found the last Daily Double in “Quotable Quotes.” Back in second place, she had $4,800, $6,000 less than Patrick’s lead. She bet $2,000 this time and she was RIGHT.
At the Brandenberg Gate in 1987, President Reagan gave “Mr. Gorbachev” this 4-word challenge. show
Patrick finished in the lead with $19,200. Mary Beth was next with $15,200 and Kati was in third place with $4,400.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHAT IS THE ROSETTA STONE?
“Soldiers in Napoleon’s army discovered the Rosetta Stone in 1799 while digging the foundations of an addition to a fort near the town of el-Rashid (Rosetta). On Napoleon’s defeat, the stone became the property of the British under the terms of the Treaty of Alexandria (1801) along with other antiquities that the French had found.” Learn more at the British Museum.
Kati wrote down “King Tut’s tomb.” She lost $4,001 and was left with $399.
Mary Beth got it right and added $4,800 to her score, for an even $20,000 finish.
Patrick also got it right. He bet $7,502 so he won the second semi-final spot with $26,702.